North Miami WinterNational Parade


The City of North Miami’s annual WinterNational Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. The route runs east along Northeast 125th Street from Sixth Avenue to 12th Avenue. This year’s grand marshals are Roxy Romeo from 103.5 The Beat and Grammy-award winning musician Marlow Rosado. There will be middle and high school marching […]

Discount coupons for Santa’s Enchanted Forest


We’ve been looking for coupons for Santa’s Enchanted Forest. So far, we haven’t found any online, though the attraction is promising a Black Friday special, starting Thursday morning. Our readers report finding coupons at these locations: Dunkin Donuts: $5 off coupons Sedano’s Walgreens: $7 off coupons Subway: $5 off coupons Navarro Most of the coupons […]

Free Junior Orange Bowl Parade


One of the markers that the holiday season is upon us in Coral Gables is the Junior Orange Bowl’s annual parade. The parade takes over downtown Coral Gables on Sunday, Nov. 30. at 6 p.m. with marching bands, floats and other participants. The 66th annual parade has chosen “Route 66” as its theme, celebrating the […]

‘Sundays on the Porch with George’ at Merrick House


The historic Merrick House in Coral Gables is holding a series of monthly free events called Sundays on the Porch with George. The Dec. 14 event will include live holiday music, a Santa visit, vendors, face painting, holiday decorations by the Coral Gables Garden Club , homemade cookies, a coffee station and a popcorn sno-cones. As part of the Backyard Gardener […]

Free holiday festivities at Miami malls


Christmas is approaching and several malls and other shopping venues are welcoming the holiday season and unveiling their holiday displays and visits/appearances by Santa Claus. In all cases, kids are welcomed to sit and visit with Santa but parents are not allowed to photograph their children. Here’s a list of free and cheap holiday events in […]

Miami City Ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ deal


If your holiday plans include seeing “The Nutcracker,” we’ve found a way you can see the Miami City Ballet performance of the holiday classic for less. The Miami City Ballet is staging George Balanchine’s version of the Tchaikovsky work, with more than 100 dancers and children, elaborate costumes and spectacular scenery. The ballet company is performing […]

Holiday Lights and Ice festival in Doral


The City of Doral is hosting a free Holiday Lights and Ice event on Friday, December 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy snow in the air, 65 tons of snow on the ground, carnival rides and inflatables, and holiday performances. Wristbands for unlimited carnival rides are $5. You […]

Family Day on Aragon: Movie, museum


Family Day on Aragon is the second Saturday of the month in Coral Gables. That means discount movies at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in the mornings and free admission plus family arts and crafts at the Coral Gables Museum in the afternoon. The Coral Gables Cinema will show The Polar Express 3D at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, and […]

South Miami Parade of the Elves

Santa Waving Through a Circle

On Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., Santa’s Parade of the Elves will march down Sunset Drive in South Miami. The 31st annual parade will feature Jim Morris, head baseball coach at the University of Miami, as grand marshal. The streets will be filled with floats, horses, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, dance school, Mahi Shriners, […]

Free school choir caroling competition


The Merrick Festival Caroling Competition features choirs from South Florida middle schools and high schools performing Wednesday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Dec. 7, on the steps of the 550 Biltmore Building in Coral Gables. All performances are free and open to the public. The winners will be announced, and then perform, at the awards show at 7 […]